A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Lousy Grammar

It’s (Almost) Wordless Wednesday here at The Bearded Iris’ Blog-o-Fun:

I don’t know what bothers me more… the potential lice infestation or the grammatical error. I know it’s only preschool, but he already has a pretty profound speech impediment and SpongeBob for a babysitter.

Itchy. So itchy.


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  1. Ann Adams

    Lice, AGHHH!!! My daughter had it in first grade, there’s nothing like that phone call from the school. I went to CVS and had cleaned out the shelves when the 12 year old behind the counter asked, “Is that all?” I screamed in the poor guy’s face, “Do you have ANYTHING else for lice???”

    Then came the combing of her thick, black, waist length hair. Had it been one of my boys I’d have shaved their head and been done with it. We both cried several times that afternoon while we watched Cartoon Network.

    The next day I got to bring her in to the school nurse for examination AND I had to carry in our bag of goodies to prove we had treated her hair.

    Teach your kids to stay away from everyone else, have him wear his bucket!

  2. Allysgrandma

    Now, now as a former transcriptionist I cannot tell you how many times I have typed some medical word that just flows from my fingers instead of what I really wanted to type like patient instead of person or pain instead of pan or typing the lumbar industry instead of lumber……

    PS I itch just thinking about it!! Aaah the memories of washing and combing and picking….good times…good times….

  3. Rebekah

    I am not a fan of lice or bad grammar. It HUGELY irks me when teachers have bad grammar. Whose gonna teach kids to talk good if it ain’t teachers??

  4. T.

    Again?!? You need to stop paying for Sponge-Bob Academy and send him to my yard for the “free” child work camp program. We’ll learn ‘im!

    • The Bearded Iris

      Don’t tease me with an offer like that! Your homeschool environment clearly produces excellent, lice-free results. And just to clarify, the SpongeBob babysitter is not the school’s fault… that’s all my doing. I have priorities ya know! (Blog, surf, read, comment, repeat.)

  5. Mary

    Just you merely mentioning the word “lice” makes me want to run and buy the special lice soap just in case. And yes, I have been itching my head nonstop. I’ll probably end up giving myself dandruff from scratching too hard and then I’ll get confused that it is lice. This is a really vicious cycle.

  6. Julie

    The last thing a mom needs is a case of lice. Or a box of lice. Or a 6 pack of lice. I found your blog thru Laura at Organzing Junkie. Very funny. Thank you for the laughs and the good advise

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